Bridgette Cyr is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and audio producer currently based in Durham, NC.
She graduated with a master’s in visual communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Roy H. Park Fellow. Her background is in fine art photography. Experimental film helped shape her myriad documentary interests, often of intimate perspective and actionable nature.
Bridgette's producing has taken her from the improbably named Dismal Swamp of North Carolina to home studios of hip-hop artists in Havana, Cuba. These unexplored places foster the quiet and original personalities who become her subjects and collaborators in visual storytelling.
She produced a video for the America Heard in 2017 and is the director of photography and associate producer for SANTUARIO, a short documentary film following Juana Ortega, a grandmother who faced deportation and took refuge in a North Carolina church. The project won Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Short Documentary grant in 2017.
In 2018 she was selected for the Investigative Reporting Workshop for Filmmakers at UC Berkeley and attended the Logan Symposium.
Her work has received awards from the Online Journalism Awards, College Photographer of the Year and the 37th Frame photojournalism showcase. Before returning to school she worked at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival as the Artist Services Coordinator.
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